Thai legal team to deliver requested documents to World Court by next week


BANGKOK, Apr 27 – Thai ambassador to The Hague, Virachai Palasai, will submit detailed geographic coordinates on the Phra Viharn (Preah Vihear) temple dispute to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) soon, according to senior Foreign Ministry official.

Nuttavudh Photisaro, deputy permament secretary for foreign affairs, said the documents prepared by the Foreign Ministry will be handed over to the ICJ via Mr Virachai, in his capacity as head of the Thai legal team defending the case.

The documents should arrive to the ICJ by May 3.

Mr Nuttavudh is chief of a Thai team in charge of disseminating facts and interpretations of the ICJ’s 1962 ruling.

The ICJ will inform the Thai and Cambodian legal teams upon receiving the documents.

If the ICJ does not ask for more information, the next step is to wait for the final verdict, he said.

He said the ICJ normally informs both parties three weeks ahead of the ruling.